The Department of Plant Biology offers a Minor in Plant Biology to all baccalaureate students at North Carolina State University in any major except Botany. As the basic discipline of the plant sciences, plant biology involves the study of the structure, function, classification, diversity, and interactions of plants. The program also provides a strong background for research in all aspects of plant sciences and plant molecular biology.
Required Course (4 credit hours)
PB 200 Plant Life (4 cr)
Elective Courses (11 credit hours)
PB 213 Plants and Civilization (3 cr)
PB 220 Local Flora (3 cr)
PB/ZO 360 Intro. To Ecology (3 cr)
PB/ZO 365 213 Intro. To Ecology Lab - 1 credit hour
PB 400 Plant Diversity - 4 credit hours
PB 403 Systematic Botany (3 cr)
PB 413 Intro. Plant Anatomy - 4 credit hours
PB 414 Cell Biology (3 cr)
PB 421 Plants Physiology - 4 credit hours
PB 480 Plant biotechnology (3 cr)
One Special Topics course in Botany may also be used (Maximum of 4 credit hrs.) One graduate course in botany may be used if different subject that undergraduate courses above. These courses may be taken for credit only, but are the only courses in the minor that have this grading option.
Admissions and Certification of Minor
Students may declare their intention to complete the Plant Biology minor by consulting with Dr. Jordan.
Dr. Jordan will certify the minor prior to graduation. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student's final semester at NC State.
Contact PersonChad V. Jordan
Last Updated: September 8, 2007